solar car

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This solar car it is constructed with the help of few materials easy to obtain. The only problem would be the solar cell that is not easily in our means. Although solar cells discarded of machines can be used calculators.


- Pieces of plastoform

- Wheels of toy cars

- Small washers

- Tubes of puntabola of plastic

- Motor of toy car

- Thin cables

- Solar cell

- Pulleys

- Pieces of wire or palitos of pacumutu


solar car 1. As it is possible to be seen in the figure of above, we must cut a rectangular piece of plastoform to make the chassis of the car pave following the dimensions that are indicated. A car can be done of equal or so large minor. Soon some are placed in both ends rectangles of reinforcement and on these some eyebolts.

solar car 2. Soon we took some wheels from toy and we assured to these an axis to them wood pacumuto or wire. The back wheels must have a pulley and spacers.

solar car 3. As it is possible to be seen in the drawing of down, the spacers avoid that the wheels make friction against the chassis and they stop. For of pieces of puntabolas of plastic. The pulleys can be obtained from caseteras in disuse.

solar car

4. As the form is seen to place the small engine with its respective pulley on the chassis. The drive belt is of rubber and was obtained it from the same casetera of which the pulleys took off. The motor subjects simply with a tin piece or using hot silicone.

solar car 5. Soon the conecciones to the motor are made. We must have well-taken care of with the “polarity” meaning that the positive pole and the negative are connected correctly to the motor, is not that when working it goes backwards. We must connect a battery to make sure that the motor turns in the appropriate direction.

solar car 6. In the photo we can see the complete and ready solar car to work. As it is possible to be noticed, we are using a quite great solar panel and is that the small engine of toy car consumes much current and would not work with a smaller panel. In case of not having by hand this type of panels we recommended to use small engines of walkman in disuse. These have in addition the advantage of which they come with his own pulley and they work with very little current.



The photoelectric effect consists of the electron emission by a material when is illuminated it with electromagnetic radiation (visible or ultraviolet light, generally). Sometimes photoelectric effect is included in the term two other types of interaction between the light and the matter: Photoconductivity. It is the increase of the electrical conductivity of the matter or in diodes caused by the light. Discovered by Willoughby Smith in the selenium towards half of century 19. Photovoltaic effect. Partial transformation of the luminous energy in electrical energy. The first solar cell was made by Charles Fritts in 1884. It was formed by covered selenium of a fine gold layer. The photoelectric effect was shortage and described by Heinrich Hertz in 1887. The theoretical explanation was only done by Albert Einstein in 1905 who based its formulation of the photoelectricity on an extension of the work on the quantos of Max Planck. Later Robert Andrews Millikan spent ten years to make experiences to demonstrate that the theory of Einstein was not correct… and demonstrated that yes it was it. That allowed that Einstein and he shared the Nobel prize in 1923.

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